Homestand Continues Tuesday Against No. 10 UMass
Harvard is playing the second of four straight home games (photo courtesy DSPics.com).
The Crimson looks to build on the momentum of an exciting win as it welcomes 10th-ranked Massachusetts to Jordan Field Tuesday at 6 p.m. for the first of three straight non-league home games.
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Last Time Out
Chloe Keating notched her second goal of the game in the second minute of overtime to give Harvard a 4-3 home win against Brown Saturday. Keating set up a goal by Allie Kimmel, while Carly Dickson also scored for the Crimson (4-4). The Bears twice came from behind to tie the game, but Harvard pulled out the win with four saves from Cynthia Tassopoulos and a defensive save from Molly Stansik.
With team highs of 21 points, eight goals and five assists in less than half a season, Chloe Keating has already posted Harvard's highest season goals and points totals since 2004. The last Crimson player to break the 20-point barrier was then-senior Shelley Maasdorp '05, older sister of Nix Maasdorp, with 42 points. The Brown game was Keating's third this season with two goals and fourth with at least one goal and at least one assist.
Among the Leaders
Chloe Keating began the week ranked 20th in the nation with a per-game goal-scoring average of 1.0 and 28th with 0.63 assists per game. Cynthia Tassopoulos ranked 14th with 7.13 saves per game. Keating ranks second in the Ivy League in overall goals per game and third with 1.62 points per game. She and Carly Dickson (0.57) rank sixth and eighth, respectively, in assists per game.
The Minutewomen hold a 7-5-1 edge in the all-time series against the Crimson, with the first two of those wins coming when Harvard head coach Sue Caples played for UMass. The Minutewomen edged Harvard in double overtime, 3-2, last season in Amherst, Mass.
Scouting the Minutewomen
Massachusetts (8-3) is taking on its second straight Ivy League opponent, having defeated Yale, 1-0, Sunday on an Eileen Seffron goal. The win got the Minutewomen back on track following a 5-2 loss a day earlier at No. 6 Syracuse. Makaela Potts paces UMass with 14 points and six assists, while Katie Kelly has scored a team-high six goals. Alesha Widdall owns a .774 save percentage and 1.31 goals-against average.
The Crimson hosts traditional Big Ten power Michigan Saturday before taking on crosstown rival Boston University Oct. 14.